We're helping the recovery of Britain's fastest declining mammal
Water vole on a river bank by Kiran Garside
Help us manage the wild spaces in Oxford
Chilswell valley. Photo by Wendy Tobitt
Monitoring wildlife on our nature reserves provides vital information that helps us to safeguard habitats and species for the future
Slow worm by Andy Fairbain
Local Wildlife Sites are special places recognised for having high wildlife value and containing rare or threatened habitats and species
Black Knapweed at Leeches Farm by Andy Fairbain
We give wildlife an extra helping hand to ensure it continues to thrive in our three counties.
To protect our wildlife the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust carries out detailed monitoring of species and takes appropriate steps to prevent their decline. Monitoring allows us to identify species and habitats that are under threat, as well as helping us ensure that conservation management is actively making a positive difference for biodiversity.
We provide an extra boost to key species, such as water voles, and specific wildlife 'hot spots', such as chalk grassland. We put in dedicated extra resources, volunteer time and specialist knowledge to ensure that their needs are catered for.
We help other landowners assess and monitor their land and advise them about how to care for habitats and species.
Much of our work is led by Biodiversity Action Plans (BAPs). These are the UK’s response to the international Convention on Biological Diversity, widely known as the Rio Earth Summit, held in 1992, to halt the decline of species on a global scale.
Biodiversity Action Plans assess the state of habitats in the UK.